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2010     M.F.A. in Sculpture- Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA



2007     B.A. of Art - Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY

             Emphasis in Sculpture and Art History, May


Selected Exhibitions

2018     “Distortions”, Guardino Gallery, Portland, OR
             "Mycology & Mythology”, Imogen Gallery, Astoria, OR

2017     “35th Annual Smithsonian Craft Show”, Smithsonian, Washington D.C.

             “Cherry Creek Arts Festival”, Denver, CO

              “Arts Fair”, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA


2016     “Art in the Pearl”, Portland, OR

             “Kimball Arts Festival”, Park City, UT

             “Art on the Rockies”, Vail, CO

2015      “Between Here and There; Veteran Portrait Project”, Vashon Allied Arts, Vashon Is, WA

              “Gallery 110’s 5th Annual Juried Exhibition”, Gallery 110, Seattle, WA

              “The Tattooed”, Guardino Gallery, Portland, OR


2014      “Between Here and There; a Veteran Portrait Project”, Good Gallery, Portland, OR

              “Solitary Gestures”, Alexander Gallery, Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, OR


2013      “Christopher B. Wagner & Paul X. Rutz”, November, Gaurdino Gallery, Portland, OR

              “Glean 2013, Artist Residency”, August, Disjecta Gallery, Portland, OR

              “Dreamed into Being”, June, Simon Mace Gallery, Port Townsend, WA,

              “Remembered Gods”, March, Good Gallery, Portland, OR, Solo Exhibition


2012     “Drifting Dream”, September, Minthorne Gallry, Newberg, OR

             “Portlandia”, July, Simon Mace Gallery, Port Townsend, WA


2011     “Tasting Menu”, December, Simon Mace Gallery, Port Townsend, WA

             “Portland Open Studios,” October, Studio, Portland, OR

             “Christopher B. Wagner: Sculpture in Wood”, August, Gaurdino Gallery, Portland, OR

             “The Language of Sculpture”, June, Lakewood Center for the Arts, Juried

             “Driftwood Sculpture”, January, Blue Heron Gallery, Vashon, WA, Solo Exhibition


2010     “Small Works”, December, Gaurdino Gallery, Portland, OR, Invitational

             “Wrapped”, November, Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA, Juried

             “New Works”, June, Glassgrowers Gallery, Erie, PA, Solo Exhibition

             “Skinned”, May, Ferraro Gallery, Erie, PA, M.F.A. Thesis Show


2009     “Sculpture Show”, October, Bates Gallery, Edinboro, PA, Juried; Carol Werder

             “Alumni Show”, August, Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery, Georgetown, KY Juried

             “Images 2009”, June, Robeson Gallery, University Park, PA, Juried; Judith Hansen O’Toole

             “86th Annual Spring Show”, April, Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA, Juried; Wendell Castle

             “Annual Edinboro Exhibition”, March, Bruce Gallery, Edinboro, PA, Juried; Pattie Baldwin               “In and Out of Our Minds”, March, Bates Gallery, Edinboro, PA

             “Art and Drafts”. March, The Brewery at Union Station, Erie, PA, Invitational


2008    “Out of State”, December, 1507 Gallery, Erie, PA

            “Shades of a Dream Twice Remembered”, August, Bates Gallery, Edinboro, PA

            “Annual Edinboro Student Exhibition”, April, Bruce Gallery, Edinboro, PA,

            Juried: Kate Lydon, Director of Exhibitions at Society of Contemporary Craft


2007    “Regional Invitational”, August, 1507 Gallery, Erie, PA, Invitational

            “University Open”, April, Lex Arts, Lexington, KY, Juried

            “Wavering Stability”, April, Ann Wright Wilson Gallery, Georgetown, KY


2006    “Annual Student Competition”, December, Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery,

             Georgetown, KY, Juried

            “Local Artists”, November, Common Grounds Coffee Shop, Lexington, KY, Invitational

            “C.E.P.: Creative Experimental Places”, November,

             Anne Wright Wilson Art Building, Georgetown, KY

            “Georgetown College Spotlight”, July, Ann Davis Gallery, Ashland, KY, Invitational

            “15 inches”: Class of 2007 Preview”, June, Cochenour Gallery, Georgetown, KY

            “Yellow Boxes”, April, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY, Invitational

            “Installation Works”, March, Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery, Georgetown, KY




2012      Francke, Tyler. Exhibit, The Newberg Graphic, September 5, 2012. Vol. 125, 71


2011      Randall, Janice. Sculpture, Island Arts, January, 2011


2010      Merkle, Karen, Beautiful, Beastly, The Erie Times News Showcase Magazine, May 6, 2010.


2009      Chimera: A Journal of Art and Literature, Vol. 6, Spring 2009


2008      Edwards, John. 'Out of State': Free to Intuit, The Erie Times News Showcase Magazine,

              January 1, 2009. 17            



Honors and Award

2017           Juror’s Choice Award, Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, CO

2015           Emerging Artist Award, Art in the Pearl, Portland, OR

2014           RACC Project Grant Recipient, Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland, OR

                   Glean Selection Committee, Glean PDX, Portland, OR

                   Artist Talk, Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, OR

2013           Glean Artist Residency, Glean PDX, Portland, OR

2012           Artist Talk, George Fox University, Newberg, OR

                   Guest Artist Demonstration, Society of Washington Artists, Vancouver, WA

                   3-D Judge, Battle Ground Art Alliance Spring Show, Battle Ground, WA

2011           Emerging Artist Award, Portland Open Studios

2010           Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Edinboro University

                   3-D Award, Chimera: A Journal of Art and Literature,

                   Juried; John Vanco, Director of Erie Art Museum

2009           Certificate of Completion, Karakuri Ningyo Workshop, Nagoya, Japan   

                   Best in Show, “Sculpture Show”, Bates Gallery, Edinboro University

                   Award of Merit, “Images 2009”, Robeson Gallery, The Pennsylvania State University

                   Juror’s Choice Best in Show, “Annual Edinboro Student Exhibition”

                   Bruce Gallery, Edinboro University

2008           Juror’s Choice Best in Show, “Annual Edinboro Student Exhibition”

                   Bruce Gallery, Edinboro University

2007           Best in Show, “Annual Student Competition”

                   Anne Wright Wilson Gallery, Georgetown College

2006           Outstanding Sculptor Award, Georgetown College

2005           Faculty Outstanding Student Award, “Annual Student Competition”,

                  Anne Wright Wilson Gallery, Georgetown College



Guardino Gallery

2939 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211

Imogen Gallery

240 11th Street
Astoria, OR 97103


The Compound Gallery

1167 65th St.

Oakland, CA 94608


Meyer Gallery

305 Main Street
Park City, Utah 84060


Christopher B. Wagner is a sculptor originally from Kentucky but has lived and worked all over the country. Last summer he relocated from the West Coast to Williamsburg, VA to work as a Studio Art Technician at William & Mary University. He received a B.A. in art history and sculpture from Georgetown College after which he studied Sculpture at Edinboro University in which he graduated in 2010 with an M.F.A.. He has been making and exhibiting his art ever since his work can currently be seen at Guardino Gallery in Portland, OR, Imogen Gallery in Astoria, OR, and the Compound Gallery in Oakland, CA.

Along with his own active studio he has worked as a Shop Manager for Eichinger Sculpture studio in Portland, OR; along with serving as an instructor and technician at numerous institutions including Gonzaga University, Mission College, De Anza University and most recently William & Mary University. His awards have included a Jurors Choice at Cherry Creek Art Festival, exhibitor at the Smithsonian Craft Show, the Glean Artist Grant, and the Emerging Artist Award from Portland Open Studios.
        His work focuses on recycled or reconstituted wood as the medium. Utilizing traditional carving skills in the creation of contemporary sculpture. The reclaimed lumber he predominantly sculpts in provides a sense of history that influences what he creates.

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